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Florida State dunks Maryland at buzzer 67-65

CBSSports.com wire reports
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Boris Bojanovsky took a pass from Okaro White and threw down a dunk with 0.4 seconds left to lift Florida State past Maryland 67-65 in Thursday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Bojanovsky's dunk capped a tense final two minutes that saw Maryland fight back from an 11-point deficit and twice tie it. But the final score advanced the ninth-seeded Seminoles (19-12) and ended the eighth-seeded Terrapins' long run in the ACC as it heads for the Big Ten this summer.

With the seconds ticking down, Ian Miller sent a pass into the post for White, who immediately flipped the ball to a waiting Bojanovsky on the left block for the winning score.

Bojanovsky's basket capped a huge performance for the sophomore big man, who finished with 12 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. He also came through at the line, hitting two free throws with 36.2 seconds left after Maryland had fought back to tie the game at 63 on Jake Layman's transition dunk with 1:49 left.

Miller finished with 17 points to lead the Seminoles, who will face sixth-ranked and top-seeded Virginia in Friday's quarterfinals. Florida State shot 48 percent for the game, including 54 percent after halftime.

Dez Wells scored 18 points to lead Maryland (17-15), including two free throws with 15.1 seconds left to tie it after Bojanovsky's free throws.

The Terrapins closed the regular season with an overtime upset of the Cavaliers, sending them on their final ACC trip to Greensboro hoping to bolster their chances of making it to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. But things got off to a bad start with Evan Smotrycz -- who came in averaging 11 points and scored 13 in the Virginia upset -- battling back spasms that ultimately kept him sidelined.

Maryland led 34-32 at halftime behind Seth Allen's early burst and 43-42 on Wells' dunk at the 14:34 mark, but the Terps hit a 4-minute scoring drought that opened the door for the Seminoles. Aaron Thomas led the 11-0 charge by jumping in front of a pass near halfcourt for a steal and a breakaway dunk followed by a 3-pointer before Bojanovsky ended the run with a putback to make it 53-43 with 10:34 to play.

The Terrapins climbed back in it and tied it on Layman's dunk only to have Bojanovsky have an even bigger one that closed their ACC tenure.

Allen scored 18 points and hit four 3-pointers for Maryland, which shot 35 percent after halftime.

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Boris Bojanovsky roars after slamming the door on Maryland in a tense final minute. (USATSI)
Boris Bojanovsky roars after slamming the door on Maryland in a tense final minute. (USATSI)
Scoreboard
Florida State (19-12) «323567
Maryland (17-15)343165
FSU:I. Miller 17 Pts
FSU:B. Bojanovsky 12 Reb
FSU:D. Bookert 3 Ast
MD:D. Wells 18 Pts
MD:J. Layman 6 Reb
MD:N. Faust 5 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Florida StateMaryland
FSU
Ian Miller
MD
Seth Allen
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
17321802
Florida State Seminoles
M. Brandon, G363-81-24027
I. Miller, G325-95-532217
A. Thomas, G286-111-321414
O. White, F261-82-27134
M. Ojo, C81-20-14012
B. Bojanovsky, C325-72-4121212
D. Bookert, G233-50-01337
J. Smith, F50-11-20101
R. Gilchrist, F30-00-01020
J. Hopkins, F31-11-21003
M. White, G10-00-00000
K. Turpin, CDid Not Play
B. Allen, FDid Not Play
X. Rathan-Mayes, GDid Not Play
Totals 25-5213-213591967
 48.1%61.9% 
Maryland Terrapins
N. Faust, G351-53-31526
D. Wells, G-F304-119-1020318
S. Allen, G296-112-202218
C. Mitchell, F240-10-04120
S. Cleare, C171-30-03022
J. Layman, G-F366-131-260415
R. Peters, G161-52-32024
J. Graham, F91-10-01022
D. Dodd, F70-10-22010
J. Auslander, F10-00-00000
E. Smotrycz, FDid Not Play
S. Barks, FDid Not Play
J. Susskind, GDid Not Play
C. Lipinski, GDid Not Play
V. Ram, GDid Not Play
A. Metz, FDid Not Play
Totals 20-5117-222182065
 39.2%77.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame1-010-1138
N.C. State1-09-270
Duke0-010-04
Virginia0-010-05
Louisville0-09-08
Miami (Fla.)0-09-137
Georgia Tech0-07-258
N. Carolina0-07-326
Pittsburgh0-07-392
Boston College0-06-3130
Clemson0-06-3164
Syracuse0-06-366
Va. Tech0-05-4256
Florida St.0-15-5197
Wake Forest0-15-5192

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Maryland0-010-141
Penn St.0-010-139
Wisconsin0-010-116
Ohio St.0-09-127
Indiana0-08-2140
Minnesota0-08-277
Illinois0-08-365
Iowa0-08-3103
Michigan St.0-08-344
Purdue0-08-3133
Nebraska0-06-3139
Michigan0-06-494
Northwestern0-06-4125
Rutgers0-06-487
 
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